Cruise inventory

FV St Richard 11/85

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV St Richard (74RJ)
Cruise identifier11/85
Cruise period1985-11-17 — 1985-11-24
StatusCompleted
Port of departureRye, United Kingdom
Port of returnRye, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesAim:
Preliminary studies of growth and mortality of young sole.

Team 1: 22nd-27th November, Lowestoft, FV Sundance.
Team 2: 17th-24th November, Rye Bay, FV St Richard.

Results:
1.41 beam trawl hauls 20th-23rd and 2 push net sites at Camber and Winchelsea on 19th were sampled. All fish caught were identified and measured. Salinity and sediment samples were collected and surface temperature observations were made at each station. By-catch of shrimp was noted at each station.

2. Live 0-group held in tanks for 24 hours then deep frozen for laboratory estimation of condition factors. Additional hauls made in daylight and dark and samples of 0-group sole from these hauls collected for stomach content anaysis. Samples of by-catch species collected for stomach content analysis.

3. Trial haul made using a scallop dredge in Rye Bay but no fish caught.
Chief scientistColin L Whiting (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV St Richard 11/85 cruise report commercial_vessels_nov85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificLowestoft and Rye Bay
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: Observations made at each station.
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 41
Description: standard 2m beam trawl study the growth and mortality of young sole
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: standard 1.5m pust net to study the growth and mortality of young sole.
Demersal fishDescription: deep frozen sole
CrustaceansDescription: by-catch of shrimp observed at every station.
Gear researchDescription: Trial haul made using scallop dredge.
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: samples of 0-group sole and by-catch species collected for stomach content anaysis
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: Observations made at each station.